Dhaka University’s disciplinary board has suspended 69 students on charge of committing forgery during admission tests.
The board, comprising the VC, deans, provosts and the proctor, took the decision yesterday during a meeting chaired by VC Prof Akhtaruzzaman, said a press release of the university.
All the suspended students took admission between 2012-2013 and 2017-2018 sessions, according to the press release.
The university authorities will issue a show-cause notice to the suspended students, asking them to explain within seven days why they should not be expelled.
Talking to The Daily Star, DU Proctor Prof AKM Golam Rabbani said they had expelled 15 students in January last year for the same reason.
“We took the decision following university’s rules and regulation,” Prof Rabbani added.
He confirmed that all the suspended students were charged by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of police, adding that the final decision regarding the suspended students would be taken in the next syndicate meeting after receiving replies to the show cause notices.
Besides, 31 other students were served disciplinary action for adopting unfair means during different examinations of the university.
On June 23, CID pressed charges against the 125 people, including 87 DU students, under the Public Examinations Act and the Information and Communication Technology Act.
A Dhaka court on June 26 issued arrest warrants for 78 of the 125 accused in a case filed over their alleged involvement in the question paper leak of Dhaka University’s “Gha” unit admission test in 2017.
The CID had arrested 47 of the 125 suspects, including the alleged mastermind, Alip Kumar Biswas, a suspended assistant director of Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protisthan, in different times and most of them are now on bail.
Forty-six of them have already given statements before a magistrate, confessing to their offences.
In its very first raid at two DU dormitories, the CID arrested two BCL leaders -- Mohiuddin Rana, an assistant secretary of the then BCL central committee, and Abdullah Al Mamun -- theatre and debate affairs secretary of the then BCL Amar Ekushey Hall unit -- only hours before the university’s “Gha” unit admission test on October 20, 2017.
Police tracked down the gang members following a series of arrests since then.